Mike Grier

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Mike Grier
Mike Grier Sharks.jpg
Grier during his time with the Sharks in 2007
Born (1975-01-05) January 5, 1975 (age 47)
Detroit, MI, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 227 lb (103 kg; 16 st 3 lb)
Position Right wing/Left wing
Played for Edmonton Oilers
Washington Capitals
San Jose Sharks
Buffalo Sabres
National team  United States
NHL Draft 219th overall, 1993
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 1996–2011

Michael James Grier (born January 5, 1975 in Detroit, Michigan) is a retired ice hockey right winger and left winger that played for the Boston University Terriers as well as playing for 15 seasons in the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers, Washington Capitals, San Jose Sharks and the Buffalo Sabres. He was picked by the St. Louis Blues with the 219th overall pick in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. He is African American and is one of a small number of black hockey players in the league. He is also the first African American NHL player that was born and trained in the United States.[1]

On July 5th 2022, Grier became the general manager for the San Jose Sharks.[2] He is the first black general manager in NHL history.

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  1. "Willie O'Ree still blazing way in NHL 50 years later - USATODAY.com". usatoday30.usatoday.com.
  2. "https://twitter.com/sanjosesharks/status/1544377578244284416". Twitter. Retrieved 2022-07-05. {{cite web}}: External link in |title= (help)

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